Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Rajasthan gets CS Rajan as new chief secretary

    Rajasthan State government has appointed senior IAS CS Rajan as the 36th Chief Secretary of State. Rajan was until recently serving as the additional chief secretary (ACS), infrastructure.  A 1978 batch, Rajan replaces Rajiv Mehrishi who has been called to the Centre. Mehrishi has recently taken over in the Ministry of Finance as the Economic […]

  • Rajasthan Government transfers 39 IPS officers

    The Rajasthan government has transferred  39 senior IPS officers including two Additional Director Generals (ADGs) of police and 15 Superintendents of Police (SPs). Among superintendents of police, Dr Ravi will be SP in Pali, Satyendra Kumar in Jalore, Sameer K Singh in Sirohi, Rajiv Pachar in Jaisalmer, Deshmukh Paris Anil in Baran, Kaluram Rawat in […]

  • No more special discount fares by domestic carriers, DGCA told

    The Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) has told regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) not to permit the frequent special discount fare schemes being offered by domestic carriers, terming them as ‘non-existent’ in the first place. APAI president D. Sidhakara Reddy, in a written communication to the DGCA, has said: “We strongly believe […]

  • Mahanadi Coalfields eyeing 15 per cent output growth

    Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of state-run Coal India Ltd, expects its output to rise 15 percent in the current fiscal ending in March 2015, Chairman A.K. Sahay has said. “We expect to produce 127 million tonnes of coal this year against last year’s 110.4 million tonnes. The extra coal will come from some […]

  • Japan’s Mizuho Bank approves a $250 mn loan for NTPC

    Japanese aid to boost Indian infrastructure has already started pouring. In a significant development, the Japanese Mizuho Bank has sanctioned a loan of $250 million to NTPC for funding expansion plans. An NTPC statement says that NTPC “had signed a syndicated term loan facility of $250 million arranged by Mizuho Bank Limited, Singapore Branch. The […]

  • Modi nominates Salman, Sachin, Priyanka, Anil Ambani to Clean India

    Very much on the lines of now famous Ice bucket challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has  initiated a similar chain, for his now famous Clean India Campaign, by nominating actors Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra, Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and industrialist Anil Ambani among nine people to spread the message of  Clean India.  These nine eminent […]

  • Changing job every six 6 months

    Accompanying the media delegation to US along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a famous TV anchor asked a non-resident India what was the biggest problem afflicting India. When the NRI said ‘corruption’, the anchor asked ‘Have you seen corruption?’ When the NRI did not respond, the anchor persistently asked, ‘have you seen corruption?’ until the […]